Sunday, July 7, 2013

Leave In Conditioner/Smoother/Detangler

After the birth of my son, my hair started thinning and got wavy.  After my daughter's birth, it got really thin and really curly.  It's never gone back to the nice, thick, straight hair that I spent my high school years spiral perming.  Nice visual, huh?!?

I would be fine with it if my curls were nice, smooth, soft curls and my hair was thick.  They're not and it's not.  My hair has frizzy, dry, yucky curls in my thin hair that I can't cut short because my face is long and fat.  I spend more money in conditioner than I like to admit.  I also have to use a cream gel to keep it from being fuzzy in the winter; in the summer I have to use a smoother and leave in conditioner because it's crazy humid in KC and the fuzz creates a halo around my head!

While blog hopping, I found a recipe I decided  to try, partly because I had all the ingredients already.

I mixed these:

with some water in a spray bottle.  It turned out quite thick.

Looks like snot!  I took about a quarter sized and rubbed it into my wet hair right out of the shower.

These curls are air dried, no gel, no smoother.  The photo is by my much shorter daughter!

I'm very pleased! The front of my hair still needs some work but the back makes me very happy!

I used the Garnier Fructis Smooth and Sleek conditioner and the Garnier Fructis Moroccan Oil.   I mixed about 1/8 of a cup of each into 2 cups of water. Technically I didn't measure but I cook so I am pretty sure my measurements are close!  You can check out the blog I got the idea from. . . she actually measures!  I use a lot more of the Moroccan Oil than she does. . . HERE IS THE ORIGINAL.

If I do it again:

I would measure so I can duplicate it exactly!  Hopefully this will last through the summer humidity.  Today is hot and rainy so there's a good chance!



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